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Andhra Pradesh

Public Holidays

Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Scroll down to view.

Andhra Pradesh is located on the south-eastern coast of India and boasts the tenth largest population in the country. As of July 2014, over 91 percent of the population was Hindu. Because of this religious demographic, many of the public holidays in the state are related to the Hindu religion.

Public holidays in Andhra Pradesh are determined under the Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881. The dates are chosen by the Ministry of Finance, The Director of the Government of India in the Ministry of Personnel and the Personnel Manager of the Reserve Bank of India. The announcement is issued in September of each year and provided to governmental leaders, departments and financial institutions throughout the state.

Andhra Pradesh also specifies in the notification that all public holidays are in addition to Sundays which are also considered holidays in the state. Any changes to the public holidays released in September are announced in both electronic and print media. The notification is signed by the Governor of Andhra Pradesh. On these dates, businesses and governmental agencies may close in order to allow their employees to spend time with family and friends in celebration of the holiday.

Public Holidays 2016

This list has now been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Andhra Pradesh government.

15 JanFriPongal
26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
7 MarMonMaha Shivaratri
23 MarWedHoli
8 AprFriGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
14 AprThuDr Ambedkar Jayanti
15 AprFriRam Navami
6 JulWedRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugMonIndependence Day
5 SepMonGanesh Chaturthi /
Vinayaka Chaturthi
2 OctSunMahatma Gandhi's
9 OctSunDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
11 OctTueDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
12 OctWedMuharram
30 OctSunDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
12 DecMonMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecSunChristmas Day

Public Holidays 2017

The dates below are not official. We will update this page as soon as the dates are released by the Andhra Pradesh government.

13 JanFriBhogi
14 JanSatPongal
15 JanSunKanuma Panduga
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
20 FebMonStatehood Day
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
12 MarSunDoljatra / Holika Dahan
28 MarTueGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
4 AprTueRam Navami
5 AprWedBabu Jagjivan Ram's Birthday
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugTueIndependence Day
25 AugFriGanesh Chaturthi /
Vinayaka Chaturthi
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
28 SepThuDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
19 OctThuDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
2 DecSatMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecMonChristmas Day